Tag Archives: Mac

CheatSheet for Mac

I’ve been using a Mac for years and I still find this CheatSheet helpful.

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iStat Pro Widget for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

iStat Pro Widget for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Seems to also be working with 10.9 Mavericks. Just wanted the free widget for now, but may upgrade to the full iStat Menus app some day.

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PopClip for Mac

This looks like a very handy tool for Mac users. PopClip from Pilotmoon.com provides more than just copy & paste when you select text. With more than 90 extensions you can translate, share on social networks or add to various note and todo applications. This handy little utility may just increase your productivity for only […]

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A more productive desktop

I’m always looking for ways to simplify things I do on a computer. I also really like the idea of consolidating information to be more productive. This article from Lifehacker caught my attention as a way to present information on your desktop and reduce the time it would take to go get it (manually). Similar […]

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Helpful Website for Retrieving Mac Info

I discovered a terrific site recently while monitoring the 2010 MacBook Pro BSOD Lion upgrade apple discussion. I’ve been waiting to upgrade my Macbook Pro because of so many people experiencing the BSOD. While browsing through the thread someone mentioned a terrific website that can retrieve the details of when your mac was manufactured and […]

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End of Year Time Machine Cleanup

During the Holiday break I decided to do a little computer file cleanup. I noticed that the size of my Time Machine backup had grown quite large (Approx 850 GB). That’s right, 850 GB. I decided I didn’t that many backups and proceeded to delete nearly all of the backup files save a few key […]

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Clean up your Mac’s “open with” contextual menu

I stumbled upon this short Lifehacker article about how to clean up duplicate apps listed in the “open with…” contextual menu. It caught my eye because I was just wondering how to clean this up on my Macbook Pro. I have installed Photoshop and then later upgraded so there are now two “photoshop” options listed. […]

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Safari Extensions

A while back Apple introduced extensions for the Safari 5 web browser. Fortunately, they also provide a one-stop shop for acquiring new extensions here [https://extensions.apple.com/]. I tend to want to run a lean system with as few extensions and software as possible, but I may make an exception or two for extensions like Firebug and […]

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Apple Event on October 20, 2010

Just a reminder that Apple has something planned for October 20, 2010. Based on the invite, it looks like it is going to be an operating system related event. Possibly Mac OS 10.7 “Lion”? My predictions: A preview of the “Lion” os to come in early 2011. iLife ’11 available by end of October 2010. […]

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Mac Maintenance Tips

The Mac OS is a different animal than windows so maintaining it is also a bit different. For example, most places you look will tell you that there is no need to defragment your hard drive when running on a Mac. I remember reading something years ago about how there are some routines you can […]

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